Frozen tuna recalled after testing showed hepatitis A virus

Jane Richards
June 3, 2017

The FDA and CDC are now conducting an investigation regarding frozen tuna products that were found to be positive for Hepatitis A virus.

The current recall consists of frozen yellowfin tuna steaks from Sustainable Seafood Company and yellowfin tuna cubes from Santa Cruz Seafood.

That recall by Tropic Fish includes lot codes 609149 and 609187.

A fish company is recalling several cases of frozen tuna after it tested positive for hepatitis A.

Frozen Yellowfin tuna cubes, random; individually vacuum packed; 15 lb. case, Production date code: 705342, Lot number: 173448; Expiration date: 2019-04-01.

There have been no reported illnesses to date but it's advised that anyone who might have been exposed to the tuna to contact a health care professional.

The FDA notified customers on Friday that tuna sold in Texas, California and Oklahoma were at risk of infection.

Both product recalls were a result of the distributor's notification of the FDA regarding the positive test results of the products for Hepatitis A.

Because Hepatitis A can have serious health consequences, the FDA advises members of the public who may have consumed the product and are unvaccinated for Hepatitis A to undergo post-exposure prophylaxis.

Contact your healthcare professional if you think you may have become ill from eating tuna, or if you believe that you have eaten any of the recalled frozen tuna within the last two weeks.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.

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